Friendship is not something taken for granted: It is something subject to numerous tests. Even if there is no meaningful reason to do the test, it is imperative to acquire and assess the value of friendship anytime. Only that way we will discover the degree of loyalty of the people or friends around us. This might be the ultimate moral value of the recent Jesse Eisenberg’s Now You See Me 2.
Dylan Shrike (Mark Ruffalo) still questions the death of his father, Lionel Shrike (Richard Laing). Though he manages to put Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) in jail, the tragedy haunts him every time. Trying to pursue his own mission and ambition, he runs double life: as an FBI agent and also as the master of the Four Horsemen of The Eye. One day, when he and The Four Horsemen – Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), Lula (Lizzy Caplan) and Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) – are on the mission to reveal the secret behind the release of the Octa 8, something bad happens. His secret identity as the patron of the Four Horsemen is publicly revealed – making him the target of the FBI – and his horsemen kidnapped. To the horsemen’s surprise, they are in Macau and under the custody of Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), son of Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine). Walter will release them with one condition: getting a computer chip which is able to penetrate any firewall on any computer system. At the same time, Dylan has no choice but asking for help from Thaddeus who has told him about this plan and clue to the mastermind. Either Dylan or the Four Horsemen has to work alone until they’re backed up by Li (Jay Chou) and his grandma, Bu Bu (Tsai Chin), who happens to be the owner of the oldest magic shop in the world. By doing so, Dylan comes to realize the true identity of Thaddeus.
Now You See Me 2 is quite different from its former episode: It’s much more better and more entertaining. It has better mixture of drama, action, and comedy. The intrigue ignites by Walter is also captivating. From the beginning of the movie, audience is driven to focus more on something emotional towards Dylan as a son. Above all, Now You See Me 2 is also rich in moral values. We can see the power of ego, greed, leadership, friendship and loyalty. All of them is beneficial and relevant to current scheme of life. Such variables, coupled with brilliant characterization of its casts, making this movie worth to see and put it in your collection.